Artificial Intelligence (AI) Upsurges Workplace Safety and Productivity Capabilities
Published by : Industrial Automation
Artificial Intelligence (AI) witnessed wide growth in the past few years and it entered most of the personal life applications. In the current world, the use of AI is everywhere, from the home speaker to the smartphone.
"Wide development has increased the probability of the incorporating of automation across the industrial workplaces. Also, it is expected that the AI and associated automated technologies have greatly impacted the workplaces and it predicts to enhance the worker's productivity and job quality” – Procedural.AI
Workplace safety is a top priority in the industrial sector. For instance, between 2017 and 2018, there are over 144 people killed at workplaces in the UK owing to the limited safety features. In addition, in the entire EU, the UK has the lowest number of workplace fatalities. This shows the advancement in workplace safety and productivity capabilities. Moreover, there are 1.4 million people suffer from work-related illnesses and injuries in total, which leads to an increase in expenses in terms of working days lost and compensation payments for the companies.
"AI and robotics are expected to open new opportunities and reduce the rate of physical damages and a reduction in work-related stress. Also, companies will have lower insurance premiums for hazardous work and incorporated AI to puts humans at reduced risk"
AI Improves Workplace Safety and Productivity –
Decreases Human Error – Humans play a huge factor in workplace safety, with fatigue and stress readily contributing to accidents. Around 40% of US workers suffer from fatigue. So, one major benefit of AI is its inability to get stressed, tired, or unwell. In other words, AI safety can scale down human factors in the workplace.
For instance, the introduction of AI-SAFE (Automated Intelligent System for Assuring Safe Working Environments) in 2018, to detect whether the employee is wearing proper PPE kits or not. The product is based on blending video footage, innovative algorithms, and machine learning, further if a worker is not suitably dressed, AI-SAFE sends an alert and restricts access.
Tracks Worker Location and Machine Productiveness
From the Verdantix report of 2018, it stated that around 58% of respondents regard industrial wearables significant to their upcoming operational risk management initiatives.
Industrial wearables' primary functions include:
• Tracking worker location
• Overseeing vital signs, such as heart rate and blood pressure
• Alerting to environmental risks
• Issuing information to remote workers
• Reducing chance of musculoskeletal injuries
• Improving staff training
It is expected that artificial intelligence (AI) upsurges workplace safety and production capabilities in the global market in the coming years. Moreover, the increase in awareness among the industrialist related to workers' safety to reduce the fatal rate across the workplaces along with the growth in demand for productivity capabilities of the industrial plants. Such factors are expected to enhance the demand for AI across workplace safety and productivity capabilities.